A Crawford County soldier is back in the U.S. after being on active duty in Iraq with a Wisconsin National Guard unit. James Woodard is a member of the 890th Transportation company based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Woodard says they were stationed near the Suni Triangle north of Baghdad.
Woodard arrived home in Charter Oak Saturday and was welcomed home by several people. He says his unit had to do a lot of driving along the dangerous highways of Iraq. He says they drove semis up and down the highways, hauling supplies to different troop areas.
Woodard is on what’s called a terminal military leave, and says he looks forward to returning to a normal life. After his leave he’ll be off active duty and will go back to his job and family. Woodard’s unit had arrived in Iraq on March 3rd of last year and left February 18th for the U.S.